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Previewing Rutgers Women’s Soccer with Sam Kroeger



Sam Kroeger is one of many key contributors returning in 2023. Photo credit Ben Solomon/Rutgers Athletics

The Rutgers women’s soccer 2023 season officially kicks off on August 17 at home against Holy Cross. Despite a disappointing end to last season, RU finished No. 29 in the RPI rankings and advanced to a 10th straight NCAA Tournament.

Head coach Mike O’Neill’s veteran team returns many contributors from last season including ten starters. Rutgers welcomes back its top seven points leaders from last season. In addition, three-time First Team All-Big East forward Gia Vicari has transferred into the program from Georgetown.

To preview the season ahead, last season’s points leader Sam Kroeger joins The Scarlet Faithful podcast for this episode. Topics include her development as a player, the lessons learned from last season, the strong culture in place within the program, several key players and their importance to the team, the challenges ahead and much more.

Listen and watch below for the entire interview with Sam Kroeger of Rutgers women’s soccer.




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  1. pj43

    August 12, 2023 at 3:16 pm

    Given last year’s late season disappointment, a new GK for this season, and a few key preseason injuries, I guess a wait & see attitude is best. Nevertheless, past successes suggest future success under this HC. This should be another interesting season.

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